TRAFFIC

A pair of traffic accidents on U.S. Highway 190-Interstate 14 in Nolanville shut down one of the eastbound lanes of the highway Monday morning.

Traffic was backed up near the Paddy Hamilton Road exit in Nolanville, as officials shut down the left-hand eastbound lane near the scene of both accidents.

At least two cars that struck each other were seen about 8 a.m. as the rising sun impacted the vision of morning commuters. There was a report of another wreck in the same area shortly after.

Nolanville police Chief Dan Porter said two wreckers were on scene about 8:45 a.m., and were in the process of removing the wrecked vehicles. The wrecks were cleared by shortly after 9 a.m., Porter said.

The first accident involved a 2015 Toyota Sienna minivan bumping into a 2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer at about 7:55 a.m., and was attributed to impaired vision caused by the rising sun, Porter said.

Six minutes later, another wreck occurred between a 2005 Chevrolet Equinox and a 2014 Buick sedan, Porter said, adding that accident was caused by “driver inattention.”

The driver of the Buick was taken to Seton Medical Center-Harker Heights for minor injuries, and was the only reported injury, Porter said.

During certain times of the year, that stretch of highway in Nolanville has seen multiple wrecks due to glare from sunlight and a lack of attention drivers, officials said.

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